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Golf News: - Posted 3rd February 1998

USGA names Curtis Cup captain

Far Hills, N.J. - The United States Golf Association picked two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Barbara McIntire as captain of the 1998 U.S. Curtis Cup team.

The 63-year-old Colorado resident, a member of six U.S. Curtis Cup teams, will lead a team of eight amateurs against a team from Great Britain & Ireland at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

McIntire served on the USGA Women's Committee from 1985 to 1996 and was its chairman in 1995 and 1996.

"I'm very happy and surprised to be named again," said McIntire, referring to the 1976 squad that she also led as captain. "It's been 22 years since I was captain, and I didn't expect that kind of honor to happen again. This is a thrill for me, but basically, it just tells me that I've been around for a while."

The U.S. team will be selected by the USGA Women's Committee during the second week of June. The Ladies Golf Union will also select the team from Great Britain & Ireland in June